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  • The Best Job-Hunting Tips for Executives Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Over 40 an unemployed? Here are the six best job-hunting tips for executives, including how to shave 10 years off of your image and why your current job search isn't working. Sorry, sir. Someone had to tell you.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Secure as CEO Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 9:40 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

    When you're running a company the size of Microsoft, you're going to face issues. Lots of them. Competition with Apple, and Google, and Sony, economic vagaries, the European Commission, the Justice Department. Product development, innovation, politics.

  • Is Your Chronic Impatience Killing Your Business? Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 12:30 PM ET
    Confused man

    It’s as if we each have a channel-changing remote control embedded in our restless, fidgety brains. Is someone taking too long to get to the point? Zap. Are you boring me? Click.

  • Warren Buffett and Forbes

    Warren Buffett tops the list of the biggest losers among America's richest billionaires, with an estimated $10 billion drop in his personal wealth over the past twelve months. That's the result of Berkshire Hathaway's 20 percent stock decline.  But Buffett's remaining $40 billion is still enough to maintain his number two ranking on the annual Forbes 400 ranking of the country's wealthiest people.

  • Charitable Foundations See Endowments Drop Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 3:59 AM ET
    Robin Hood Foundation

    U.S. foundations saw their investments drop by an average of 26 percent in 2008 amid the economic downturn and stock market collapse, but that hasn't slowed their charitable giving, a new survey has found.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Microsoft's Bill Gates says the best advice he's ever gotten from his friend and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett is to keep things simple.

  • Warren Buffett Kicks Butt In Battle of the Boots Saturday, 6 Jun 2009 | 9:30 PM ET

    A pair of cowboy boots signed by Warren Buffett has sold for $2700 at a Nebraska charity auction.  That's $600 more than the $2100 high bid for boots signed by Buffett's friend and friendly competitor, Bill Gates.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Warren Buffett and his friend Bill Gates reportedly joined with David Rockefeller Sr. to invite a group of the world's richest people to gather in one room earlier this month.  The agenda wasn't world domination. It was making philanthropy more effective.  Among the other well-known, and very wealthy names, attending the meeting on May 5 in New York City: Michael Bloomberg, Peter Peterson, George Soros, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey.

  • Markets posted gains on the strength of Monday's good news from the housing and manufacturing sectors. In the meantime, Warren Buffett told CNBC that although the economy is "very slow," he remains optimistic that the economy will eventually improve. Watch the accompanying videos for more on what other experts had to say...

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Warren Buffett's good friend and philanthropy partner, Bill Gates, says he's made a lifelong commitment to protect Berkshire Hathaway's culture and values after Buffett is no longer running the company.

  • Warren Buffett has certainly lost billions of dollars over the past year, but has he lost his title of "World's Richest Billionaire?"   We'll find out when the 2009 edition of the widely-followed Forbes ranking of global wealth is released at 6p ET tonight (Wednesday).

  • Gates Foundation Raises Stakes in KO, MCD Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday increased its share stake in heavyweights like Coca Cola, McDonald's and Autonation.

  • Ballmer Opens New Windows, Beats Microsoft Drum Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 10:26 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night to kick off the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the first time he has delivered the prestigious opening keynote address, a role filled by his colleague Bill Gates for the last 14 years.

  • A Smaller CES, But Big Tech News Still Expected Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    Here's the thing about technology and the technology industry: pioneers and visionaries like Microsoft, Intel, Sony and so many others didn't make their fortunes focused on today and tomorrow. They're all about the future, which is particularly important in today's current economic climate.

  • Bill Gates, left, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett pose for a picture after a press conference Monday, June 26, 2006 in New York.  Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, recently announced his intention of giving 10 million shares of his company to charitable organizations, the majority going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Warren Buffett is number one on Business Week's just-released ranking of American philanthropists.  Buffett's pledge two years ago to donate the bulk of his huge fortune to charity over a number of years puts him at the top of the list with $40.655 billion given or pledged between 2004 and 2008.

  • Web Extra: Why U.S. Steel Earnings Don't Matter Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:04 PM ET

    In this Web Extra the traders talk steel and pharma stocks while also paying some attention to the Fed meeting, housing numbers, and delivering a message to Bill Gates.

  • Warren Buffett is the nation's most generous billionaire, according to a new ranking by Condé Nast's Portfolio Magazine.

  • Which CEOs Are Giving The Most To Charity? Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 8:03 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The credit crunch has meant tight money, so "Philanthropy is getting slammed," says Portfolio magazine editor in chief Monday Joanne Lipman told CNBC. "All the banks are major donors," she adds, citing Merrill Lynch as well as insurer AIG.

  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in a 2003 file photo

    Just weeks after losing his title of "America's Richest Billionaire," Warren Buffett is number one again.  Forbes Magazine is out with a September update to its Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the United States.  October may be another story.

  • Warren Buffett Loses Title of World's Richest Billionaire Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    After six months as the reigning "World's Richest Billionaire," Warren Buffett has lost his title, and a few billion dollars.  The Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans has just been released, and Buffett's friend Bill Gates, the former Microsoft Chairman, is at the top of the rankings, with an estimated net worth of $57 billion.  That tops Buffett's $50 billion, although he's still number two out of 400 on the Forbes list of the nation's super-rich.